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Correctional Officer III Jovian Motley

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 13, 2023

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Reflections for Correctional Officer III Jovian Motley

Rest easy brother

Correctional Officer David Frazier
Piatt County Sheriffs Office

December 8, 2023

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

December 8, 2023

RIP sir. May your soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 1, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain (Ret.) Bernard Flint
Department of Defense / Police Division

November 29, 2023


Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

November 29, 2023

God bless and thank you for your service

Detective Tim F
Chicago PD

November 25, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Motley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

November 24, 2023

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

November 21, 2023

Rest in Peace Brother.

Capt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 21, 2023

Officer Motley, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

November 20, 2023

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

Thank you for your service. Prayers for Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

November 18, 2023

Rest in peace officer!! Thank you for serving your community

Correctional Officer David Frazier
Piatt County Sheriffs Office

November 18, 2023

Rest in peace. My prayer are with the family.

Chaplain Rickey Anderson Sr
Lee County Sheriff Office

November 18, 2023

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

November 17, 2023

Rest in peace, CO III Motley. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

November 17, 2023

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time..

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

November 17, 2023

Thank you for your service. Prayers for TDCJ Family and the family of the fallen. Tragic loss.

Parole Officer IV - Instructor Brandon S
Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles

November 17, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Correctional Officer Jovian Motley. Please know we are eternally grateful for Jovian’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Correctional Officer Motley, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division Huntsville, Texas for Jovian’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent two Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Correctional Officer Jovian Motley’s mother and father.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division (Retired)
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

November 16, 2023

May you rest in peace brother. A brother in grey gone too soon. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and you will never be forgotten.

CO IV Albert Gonzalez
TDCJ - Connally Unit

November 16, 2023

Rest In Peace Correctional Officer III Jovian Motley! Thank you for your 1+ years of service with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, in Texas. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your mother, your father and your friends during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Eddie & Kelly King

November 16, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 16, 2023

Ty for your service. May you be at peace. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

KellyAnn McCann

November 16, 2023

Rest in Peace Sir and Thank You for your Service

Just a citizen

November 16, 2023

There's only one field of law enforcement that's receiving less support and less recognition than a city police officer or sheriff, and that's the Correctional Officer. Unglamorous, dangerous, and highly unpredictable, the CO's profession puts our best men and women in the line of fire every day, probably as much as any police officer, maybe moreso. May God truly bless this young man (and his family), who obviously tried to help society in the best way he could, only to be killed for it, regardless of how it happened. RIP young man, we didn't know you personally, but we know of your sacrifices and thank you for them.


November 16, 2023

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